|The Toys of Peace - Saki|
LibriVox recording of The Toys of Peace, by Saki. This is the fifth collection of short stories by Saki (H.H. Munro), and was published posthumously in 1923. Even so, many of the stories are quite up to the standard of those collected earlier. (Summary by Graham Redman) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; saki; humor; essays; short works
Downloads: 2,839 (1 review)
|Gossip in a Library - Edmund Gosse|
LibriVox recording of Gossip in a Library by Edmund Gosse, Read by musil A collection of informal essays about books in his library. He combines commentary, translations, and humorous asides about authors and their subjects. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: essays; library; gosse; audiobooks; librivox
Downloads: 2,176 (1 review)
|Tom Sawyer Abroad - Mark Twain|
LibriVox recording of Tom Sawyer Abroad, by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. Tom Sawyer Abroad is a novel by Mark Twain published in 1894. It features Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in a parody of Jules Verne-esque adventure stories. In the story, Tom, Huck, and Jim set sail to Africa in a futuristic hot air balloon, where they survive encounters with lions, robbers, and fleas to see some of the world's greatest wonders, including the Pyramids and the Sphinx...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; adventure; mark twain; huckleberry finn; tom sawyer
Downloads: 28,581 (1 review)
|Woman in Science - John Augustine Zahm|
LibriVox recording of Woman in Science, by John Augustine Zahm A history of woman's role in science thorugh the ages and the many contributions she has made. Chapter Titles are: 1. Woman's Long Struggle for Things of the Mind 2. Woman's Capacity for Scientific Pursuits 3. Women in Mathematics 4. Women in Astronomy 5. Women in Physics 6. Women in Chemistry 7. Women in the Natural Sciences 8. Women in Medicine and Surgery 9...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; non-fiction; science; women; history; biography
Downloads: 5,688 (1 review)
|Dracula's Guest and other Weird Tales - Bram Stoker|
LibriVox recording of Dracula's Gift and other Weird Tales, by Bram Stoker. Nine Gothic Horror Tales by the author of Dracula. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org. M4B format available
Keywords: Librivox; Audiobooks; Short Stories; Gothic; Dracula; Horror
Downloads: 40,123 (1 review)
|Perfect Behavior - Donald Ogden Stewart|
LibriVox recording of Perfect Behavior, by Donald Ogden Stewart. Read by Samanem. A humorous guide to manners and etiquette for ladies and gentlemen in a social "crises," published in 1922. (Introduction by Samanem) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: Humor; wit; satire; etiquette; literature; Librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 2,913 (1 review)
|A Short History of Scotland - Andrew Lang|
LibriVox recording of A Short History of Scotland by Andrew Lang, read by Sibella Denton. A Short History of Scotland is a concise introduction to the history of Scotland from Roman times to the last Jacobite rebellion, written by the author of a much longer Scottish history. (Summary by Sibella Denton.) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; history; Scotland
Downloads: 26,231 (1 review)
|A Modest Proposal, by Jonathan Swift - Jonathan Swift|
Librivox recording of A Modest Proposal, by Jonathan Swift. Read by John Gonzales For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. To become a volunteer reader please visit librivox.org M4B format available
Keywords: literature; audiobook; librivox; satire
Downloads: 70,695 (1 review)
|The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke - C. J. Dennis|
LibriVox recording of The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke by C. J. Dennis. Read by Algy Pug. The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke is a verse novel by Australian novelist and poet C. J. Dennis. The book sold over 60,000 copies in nine editions within the first year, and is probably one of the highest selling verse novels ever published in Australia. The novel tells the story of Bill, a larrikin of the Little Lonsdale Street Push, who is introduced to a young woman by the name of Doreen...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; poetry; romance; adventure; myths/legends
Downloads: 3,222 (1 review)
|The Spell of Egypt - Robert Smythe Hichens|
Librivox recording of The Spell of Egypt by Robert Smythe Hichens. Read by Sibella Denton The author, a British journalist and novelist, is interested in the feel of the places he visits. He describes at length a visit he has made to Egypt, with emphasis on the emotional response the places generate. (summary by Sibella Denton) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; travel; egypt; pyramids; sphinx; Nile river; Luxor; Karnak; Cairo
Downloads: 45,111 (1 review)
|A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery - Anonymous|
LibriVox recording of A Catechism of Familiar Things. This book, a reprint of a successful English publication, has been so enlarged as to be to all intents and purposes new. It has been carefully revised by a Reverend gentleman, who for some time filled the chair of Physics and Chemistry in one of our colleges. Recent inventions and improvements are described in a simple, popular style, so as to be easily understood by all, and short notices are given of prominent inventors and scientists...
Keywords: science; Christian; librivox; audiobook; textbook
Downloads: 34,964 (1 review)
|Famous Men of the Middle Ages - John H. Haaren and A.B. Poland|
LibriVox recording of "Famous Men of the Middle Ages" by John H. Haaren and A.B. Poland "THE study of history, like the study of a landscape, should begin with the most conspicuous features. Not until these have been fixed in memory will the lesser features fall into their appropriate places and assume their right proportions.The famous men of ancient and modern times are the mountain peaks of history...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; medieval; middle ages; biography; history
Downloads: 58,167 (1 review)
|Coffee Break Collection 006 - Food and Drink - Various|
LibriVox Coffee Break Collection 006. This is the sixth collection of our "coffee break" series, involving public domain works that are between 3 and 15 minutes in length. These are great for work/study breaks, commutes, workouts, or any time you'd like to hear a whole story and only have a few minutes to devote to listening. The theme for Collection 006 is "Food and Drink"! (Summary by Rosie) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or oth...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; collections; food and drink; nonfiction; fiction; short works
Downloads: 8,920 (1 review)
|How I Found Livingstone - Sir Henry Morton Stanley|
LibriVox recording of How I Found Livingstone, by Sir Henry M. Stanley. Sir Henry Morton Stanley is famously quoted for saying "Dr Livingstone, i Presume?". Born in Wales, he migrated over to the United States at the age of 18, he eventually became an overseas correspondent for the New York Herald. In 1869 Stanley was told by James Gordon Bennett Jr to find Livingstone, a scottish missionary and explorer...
Keywords: audiobook; librivox; biography; history; travel; adventure; Africa; search; rescue
Downloads: 27,712 (1 review)
|The Silly Syclopedia - Noah Lott|
LibriVox recording of The Silly Syclopedia, by Noah Lott. A Terrible Thing in the Form of a Literary Torpedo which is Launched for HILARIOUS PURPOSES ONLY. Inaccurate in Every Particular Containing Copious Etymological Derivations and Other Useless Things by Noah Lott (an ex-relative of Noah Webster)(Summary from book's cover page) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog pa...
Keywords: Librivox; Humor
Downloads: 3,208 (1 review)
|The Confession - Mary Roberts Rinehart|
LibriVox recording of The Confession, by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Read by Wina Hathaway Mary Roberts Rinehart is claimed to have invented the "Had I but known" mystery genre. When Agnes Blakiston rented the old parsonage at Miss Emily's request she soon came to regret it. Was the house haunted? Did Miss Emily have a secret so terrible she would rather die than reveal it? To find the answers you will need to listen...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; fiction; mystery
Downloads: 4,713 (1 review)
|The Life of Richard Nash, Esq., Late Master of the Ceremonies at Bath - Oliver Goldsmith|
LibriVox recording of The Life of Richard Nash, Esq., Late Master of the Ceremonies at Bath (2nd edition), by Oliver Goldsmith and edited by Peter Cunningham. Read by volunteer readers. Beau Nash (1674–1762), born Richard Nash, was a celebrated dandy and leader of fashion in 18th-century Britain. He is best remembered as the Master of Ceremonies at the spa town of Bath. (Wikipedia) This, the best of Goldsmith's Biographies, was published the year after Nash's death...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; biography; Beau Nash; Bath; British society; spa towns; gambling
Downloads: 2,168 (1 review)
|The Art of Money Getting - P.T. Barnum|
LibriVox recording of The Art of Money Getting, by P.T. Barnum. Read by Jill Preston. Phineas Taylor Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891) was an American showman, businessman, and entertainer, remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the circus that became the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.(br />His successes may have made him the first "show business" millionaire...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; non-fiction; economics
Downloads: 58,150 (1 review)
|The Enchiridion - Epictetus, tr. Elizabeth Carter|
Epictetus (Greek: Επικτητος: c.55–c.135) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. The name given by his parents, if one was given, is not known - the word epiktetos in Greek simply means "acquired." Epictetus spent his youth as a slave in Rome to Epaphroditos, a very wealthy freedman of Nero. Even as a slave, Epictetus used his time productively, studying Stoic Philosophy under Musonius Rufus. He was eventually freed and lived a relatively hard life in ill health in Rome...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; nonfiction; philosophy
Downloads: 30,922 (1 review)
|Australian Legendary Tales Folk-Lore of the Noongahburrahs As Told To The Piccaninnies - K. Langloh Parker|
LibriVox recording of Australian Legendary Tales Folk-Lore of the Noongahburrahs As Told To The Piccaninnies by K. Langloh Parker A Collection of Australian Aboriginal Legendary Folk-Lore Tales, legends of the Narran tribe, known among themselves as Noongahburrahs. (Summary by Lucy Burgoyne) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: australian; tales; folklore; nonfiction; audiobook; librivox
Downloads: 21,567 (1 review)
|The Sonnets - William Shakespeare|
LibriVox recording of the Sonnets by William Shakespeare. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Shakespeare's sequence of 154 sonnets deals with such themes as love, time, death, immortality, lust, and sex. The poems follow but also depart from the Petrarchan tradition of sonnets written by a frustrated male lover to an unattainable idealized female beloved. Shakespeare's sonnets are addressed to both male and female lovers: the androgynous "young man" and the alluring yet dangerously sexual "dark lady." (Su...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; poetry; shakespeare; sonnets
Downloads: 11,203 (1 review)
|Early Kings of Norway - Thomas Carlyle|
LibriVox recording of "Early Kings of Norway" by Thomas Carlyle, read by LibriVox volunteers. "The Icelanders, in their long winter, had a great habit of writing; and were, and still are, excellent in penmanship. It is to this fact, that any little history there is of the Norse Kings and their old tragedies, crimes and heroisms, is almost all due. The Icelanders, it seems, not only made beautiful letters on their paper or parchment, but were laudably observant and desirous of accuracy; and have ...
Keywords: LibriVox; Audio Books; Norway; Norwegian History; kings
Downloads: 27,277 (1 review)
|Coffee Break Collection 007 - Travel - Various|
LibriVox recording of Coffee Break Collection 007 - Travel. This is the seventh collection of our "coffee break" series, involving public domain works that are between 3 and 15 minutes in length. These are great for work/study breaks, commutes, workouts, or any time you'd like to hear a whole story and only have a few minutes to devote to listening. The theme for Collection 007 is "Travel and Transportation"! This may include adventures of land, sea, air, and space, and anything associated with ...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; short works; poetry; nonfiction; fiction; travel; exploration; transportation; trains
Downloads: 5,774 (1 review)
|Common Sense - Thomas Paine|
LibriVox recording of Common Sense, by Thomas Paine. Read by Gary Gilberd. Common Sense, Paine's pro-independence monograph published anonymously on 10 January 1776, spread quickly among literate colonists. Within three months, 120,000 copies are alleged to have been distributed throughout the colonies, which themselves totaled only four million free inhabitants, making it the best-selling work in 18th-century America...
Keywords: LibriVox; literature; audiobook; paine; pamphlet
Downloads: 108,490 (1 review)
|Historical Tales, Vol I - Charles Morris|
LibriVox recording of Historical Tales, Vol I, by Charles Morris. Read by Kalynda. Volume I of a series containing anecdotes and stories, some well-known, others less so, of particular countries. This first volume comprises the discovery, colonization, founding, and early years of the United States of America, describing history for children and young adults in an exiting and novel manner. (Summary by Kalynda) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; history; America; historical tales; Charles Morris
Downloads: 13,821 (1 review)
|Edgar Allan Poe Poems - Edgar Allan Poe|
Librivox recording of Edgar Allan Poe Poems by Edgar Allan Poe. Read by Shurtagal. Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) is widely famed as one of the greatest writers of all time. He is best known for his works of horror, such as "The Tell Tale Heart." However, and this is less known, Poe also wrote many love poems. In this collection of forty-eight poems by Edgar Allan Poe we will go through a wide variety of themes, from horror and raw creepiness in "The Raven" to pure love in "A Valentine" to depres...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; poetry; Edgar Allan Poe, raven
Downloads: 194,682 (1 review)
|Tom Sawyer, Detective - Mark Twain|
LibriVox recording of Tom Sawyer, Detective by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman Tom Sawyer, Detective is an 1896 novel by Mark Twain. It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), and Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894). Tom Sawyer attempts to solve a mysterious murder in this burlesque of the immensely popular detective novels of the time. Tom and Huck find themselves with Uncle Silas and his family again (see "Huck Finn"), and much of the drama ends up foc...
Keywords: fiction; tomsayer; detective; twain; audiobook; librivox
Downloads: 18,579 (1 review)
|Ten Books on Architecture - Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (Vitruvius), trans. by Morris Hicky Morgan (1859 - 1910)|
LibriVox recording of "Ten Books on Architecture" by Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, translated by Morris Hicky Morgan; read by Fredrik Karlsson, proofed by Leni, and produced by Karen Merline. On Architecture is a treatise on architecture written by the Roman architect Vitruvius and dedicated to his patron, the emperor Caesar Augustus as a guide for building projects. The work is one of the most important sources of modern knowledge of Roman building methods as well as the planning and design of struc...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; classics; architecture
Downloads: 32,066 (1 review)
|The Pirates Own Book - Charles Ellms|
LibriVox recording of The Pirates Own Book, by Charles Ellms. Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. M4B audiobook of complete book For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org
Keywords: librivox; literature; pirates; biography; sea robbery; Charles Ellms
Downloads: 24,991 (1 review)
|John Silence - Algernon Blackwood|
LibriVox recording of John Silence by Algernon Blackwood. Read by Alan Winterrowd; drakaunus; Elanor Sakamoto; and Kevin W. Davidson Six stories about Dr. John Silence if you want the shivers to run up your back, this is the right place to be (Summary by Fiddlesticks) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks
Downloads: 25,608 (1 review)
|The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. - Washington Irving|
LibriVox recording of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., by Washington Irving. Read by volunteer readers. Apart from "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" - the pieces which made both Irving and The Sketch Book famous - other tales include "Roscoe", "The Broken Heart", "The Art of Book-making", "A Royal Poet", "The Spectre Bridegroom", "Westminster Abbey", "Little Britain", and "John Bull"...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; fiction; essays; England; legends; myths; travel; culture
Downloads: 6,341 (1 review)
|The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, G.C.B., Admiral of the Red, Rear-Admiral of the Fleet, Etc., Etc.: Volume 1 - Dundonald, Thomas Cochrane Earl of, 1775-1860|
Book from Project Gutenberg: The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, G.C.B., Admiral of the Red, Rear-Admiral of the Fleet, Etc., Etc.: Volume 1
Downloads: 384 (1 review)
|Life of Alfred the Great - Asser, Bishop of Sherborne, translated by J. A. Giles.|
LibriVox recording of "Life of Alfred the Great" by Asser, Bishop of Sherborne, translated by J. A. Giles, and read by R. S. Steinberg. A life of King Alfred of England originally composed in Latin, possibly sometime around 888 A.D. by the Monk and Bishop Asser, although some scholars contend that the work was actually composed much later by an unknown hand. (Summary by Douglas B. Killings) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other ...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; biography; history; Alfred the Great; Asser
Downloads: 10,569 (1 review)
|The Unbearable Bassington - Saki|
LibriVox recording of The Unbearable Bassington by Saki. Read by Noel Badrian. The Unbearable Bassington was the first novel written by Saki (H. H. Munro). It also contains much of the elegant wit found in his short stories. Comus (The Unbearable) Bassington, is a charming young man about town. His perversity however thwarts all his mother’s efforts to advance his prospects and lands him in hot water...
Keywords: librivox; audio; saki; humor; satire; novel
Downloads: 2,029 (1 review)
|The Hill of Dreams - Arthur Machen|
LibriVox recording of The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen. Read in English by Mark Nelson The novel recounts the life of a young man, Lucian Taylor, focusing on his dreamy childhood in rural Wales, in a town based on Caerleon. The Hill of Dreams of the title is an old Roman fort where Lucian has strange sensual visions, including ones of the town in the time of Roman Britain. Later it describes Lucian's attempts to make a living as an author in London, enduring poverty and suffering in the purs...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; librivox; audiobook; fantasy; Machen; mark nelson; arthur machen
Downloads: 109,537 (1 review)
|Historical Tales, Vol V: German - Charles Morris|
LibriVox recording of Historical Tales, Vol V: German, by Charles Morris. Read by Kalynda. Volume five of a series containing anecdotes and stories, some well-known, others less so, of particular countries. This fifth volume covers the history of Germany from its first contact with Rome up to the coronation of Emperor William, describing history for children and young adults in an exciting and novel manner...
Keywords: germany; history; children; librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 6,503 (1 review)
|The Little Duke - Charlotte M. Yonge|
Librivox recording of The Little Duke by Charlotte M. Yonge. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. The Little Duke by Charlotte M. Yonge is historical fiction based on the the life of Richard, Duke of Normandy. He assumes the title of Duke at only 8 years of age, after his father is murdered. The story first appeared in her magazine, The Monthly Packet, as a serial. (summary by Laura Caldwell) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; historical fiction; children; Richard, Duke of Normandy
Downloads: 13,461 (1 review)
|Cocoa and Chocolate - Arthur William Knapp|
LibriVox recording of Cocoa and Chocolate, by Arthur William Knapp. Read by Allyson Hester. As that heavenly bit of chocolate melts in our mouths, we give little thought as to where it came from, the arduous work that went in to its creation, and the complex process of its maturation from a bean to the delicacy we all enjoy. This "little book" details everything you have ever wanted to know (and some things you never knew you wanted to know) about cocoa and chocolate from how the trees are plant...
Keywords: food; history; cooking; Librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 25,988 (1 review)
|The Coming of the Fairies - Arthur Conan Doyle|
After a number of deaths in his close family, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle turned to spiritualism in hope of finding proof of the afterlife. Being open in this way, he wanted to believe that spirits and other supernatural being including fairies were real. Because of this he believed the photographs of fairies taken by the Cottingley girls were proof of the existence of such beings. In this book he presents his stance on the issue...
Keywords: Fairies Theosophy Spiritualism; Cottingley; Elves; Gnomes; Librivox; Hoax
Downloads: 3,652 (1 review)
|The Life of Charlemagne - Einhard|
Librivox recording of The Life of Charlemagne by Einhard [Translated by Samuel Epes Turner] Read by LibriVox Volunteers Einhard was employed by Charlemagne as a court historian. At the request of Charlemagne's son and successor Louis the Pious, he wrote a biography of Charlemagne, the Vita Karoli Magni or Life of Charlemagne (c. 817–830), which provides much direct information about Charlemagne's life and character...
Keywords: Charlemagne; Einhard; biography; history; medieval history; Franks; LibriVox; audiobooks
Downloads: 17,805 (1 review)
|Commentaries on the Gallic War - Caesar, Gaius Julius|
LibriVox recording of Commentaries on the Gallic War, by Gaius Julius Caesar. Commentarii de Bello Gallico (English: Commentaries on the Gallic War) is Julius Caesar's firsthand account of the Gallic Wars, written as a third-person narrative. In it Caesar describes the battles and intrigues that took place in the nine years he spent fighting local armies in Gaul that opposed Roman domination. The work has been a mainstay in the teaching of Latin to schoolchildren, its simple, direct prose lendin...
Keywords: audiobook; librivox; Latin literature; Caesar; Gaul; Gallic war
Downloads: 25,902 (1 review)
|The Kybalion - The Three Initiates|
LibriVox recording of The Kybalion by the Three Initiates Read by Algy Pug. The Kybalion: Hermetic Philosophy is a 1908 book claiming to be the essence of the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus, published anonymously by a group or person under the pseudonym of "the Three Initiates". (Introduction by Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; philosophy
Downloads: 14,178 (1 review)
|Voyage Round the World in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora - George Hamilton|
LibriVox recording of Voyage Round the World in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora, by George Hamilton. Read by Roy Schreiber George Hamilton was the surgeon assigned to the frigate Pandora. The British Admiralty ordered the ship to the Pacific to arrest the Bounty mutineers and bring them back to England for trial. The commander, Captain Edward Edwards, also was ordered to chart the passage between Australia and New Guinea...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobooks; Mutiny; Bligh; naval history; shipwreck; Great Barrier Reef; Batavia
Downloads: 10,004 (1 review)
|Travels in West Africa - Mary H. Kingsley|
LibriVox recording of Travels in West Africa, by Mary H. Kingsley. Read by Kehinde. Mary Henrietta Kingsley (13 October 1862 – 3 June 1900) was an British explorer and writer who greatly influenced European ideas about Africa and its people. Kingsley was an outspoken critic of European colonialism, a champion for indigenous customs, and a dedicated campaigner for a revised British policy which supported traders and merchants over the needs of settlers and missionaries...
Keywords: Travel; adventure; Librivox; audiobook; nonfiction; adventure; non-fiction
Downloads: 12,443 (1 review)
|A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare|
LibriVox recording of A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare. Magic, fairies, young lovers chasing each other through a forest, a man with a donkey's head, and impish Puck wreaking havoc right and left. What's going on here? It's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare at his most fanciful. The play opens with Theseus, Duke of Athens, preparing for his wedding. Egeus complains to Theseus that his daughter Hermia refuses to marry Demetrius...
Keywords: comedy; play; Librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 230,498 (1 review)
|Comic History of England - Bill Nye|
LibriVox recording of Comic History of England, by Bill Nye. Edgar Wilson "Bill" Nye (1850 – 1896) was a distinguished American journalist, who later became widely known as a humorist. Jim "jimmowatt" Mowatt is a distinguished LibriVox volunteer, widely known for his continued devotion both to regularly producing the LibriVox Community Podcast and to regularly creating more and more history audiobooks for the public domain, renowned for his humor and his historically kind demeanor, lately reco...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobooks; history; humor; england; nye
Downloads: 70,321 (1 review)
|The Glugs of Gosh - C. J. Dennis|
LibriVox recording of Glugs of Gosh by C. J. Dennis, in the public domain. First published in 1917, The Glugs of Gosh satirizes Australian life at the start of the twentieth century - but the absurdities it catalogs seem just as prevalent at the start of the twenty-first. The foolishness of kings, the arrogance of the elite, the gullibility of crowds, the pride of the self-righteous, the unthinking following of tradition - all find themselves the targets of C...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; poetry; humour
Downloads: 17,023 (1 review)
|The Uncommercial Traveller - Charles Dickens|
LibriVox recording of The Uncommercial Traveller, by Charles Dickens. The Uncommercial Traveller is a collection of literary sketches and reminiscences written by Charles Dickens. In 1859 Dickens founded a new journal called All the Year Round and the Uncommercial Traveller articles would be among his main contributions. He seems to have chosen the title and persona of the Uncommercial Traveller as a result of a speech he gave on the 22 December 1859 to the Commercial Travellers' School London i...
Keywords: audiobook; librivox; essays; non-fiction; Dickens
Downloads: 2,248 (1 review)
|The Complete Book of Cheese - Bob Brown|
LibriVox recording of The Complete Book of Cheese by Robert Carlton Brown. The recording was released on National Cheese Lovers' Day in the US, 20th January 2010. Bob Brown, after living thirty years in as many foreign lands and enjoying countless national cheeses at the source, returned to New York and summed them all up in this book. Born in Chicago, he was graduated from Oak Park High School and entered the University of Wisconsin at the exact moment when a number of imported Swiss professors...
Keywords: cheese; food; audiobook; cooking; librivox; dairy
Downloads: 13,677 (1 review)
|The Angels of Mons - Arthur Machen|
LibriVox recording of The Angels of Mons, by Arthur Machen. Read by R. S. Steinberg. The Angels of Mons is a popular legend about a group of angels who supposedly protected members of the British army in the Battle of Mons at the outset of World War I. The story is fictitious, developed through a combination of a patriotic short story by Arthur Machen, rumours, mass hysteria and urban legend, claimed visions after the battle and also possibly deliberately seeded propaganda...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; WWI; battles; legends; supernatural; France:
Downloads: 2,152 (1 review)